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Monday, 16 January 1995

  • LEADING ARTICLE : Getting back on the rails
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    First, two good ones from Mawhinney. One, privatisation almost always works. It shakes up managements, ushers in commercial disciplines and attracts additional investment. The result usually means greater efficiency and benefits for the consumer in t...

  • LEADING ARTICLE : Clouds over Felipe's reign in Spain
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    All the more reason, then, to regret Mr Gonzalez's handling of the crisis now building up around his government. Of course, he can hardly be blamed for the squalid financial scandals involving businessmen and bankers at the highest level that have re...

  • LETTER : Our locum was Hastings Banda
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    My mother, fortunately much underwhelmed by his advice, took me to the local hospital, where two Polish doctors quickly diagnosed that I had, in fact, got cerebral malaria, which at the time was responsible for killing a large number of the children ...

  • LETTER : Council finds way to save Druridge Bay
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    There are in fact two areas given planning permission: one for an area of dunes and beach and the other for a smaller site known as Blakemoor Burn. The latter has no restrictions as to method of working and is where most of the 40,000 tonnes is extra...

  • LETTER : False memory claims: a dangerous diversion
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    From In the mid-1890s, in the words of a leading Freud historian, he "was guiltyof suggesting the possibility of incest" to patients he claimed to have been sexually abused in early childhood. Although he retracted most of these claims, it was not be...

  • LETTER : Andrew Lees was a local hero
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    However, Andrew would have been sorely troubled by some of your more recent reports. First, Richard Dowden largely couches the question of whether or not Rio Tinto Zinc should mine for titanium dioxide in Madagascar in terms of our consumer demand fo...

  • LEADING ARTICLE : Care endangering the community
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    There were many problems about how Mr Robinson was treated. The NHS must take responsibility for these operational failures. But regardless of the mistakes made at this particular centre, Ms Robinson's death highlighted a major and widespread failing...

  • LETTER : Remember those still held in Iraq
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    And while we are thanking our international friends, we remember those who are still not free: the 625 men, women and children taken from Kuwait and still imprisoned by Saddam Hussein and the 17 million Iraqis who are captives of his cruel regime. Sa...

  • Great satirical admen never die, they just peter out
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    "There was nobody quite like him." "There were lots of people a bit like him, but nobody quite the same as him." "He said some amazingly funny things, none of which I can now remember." "I didn't know he was still alive ..." Yes, these were just some...

  • LETTER : Art at St Ives is all about experience
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    What is significant about the Tate St Ives is not the amount of detail revealed in the labelling, nor the academic structuring of their displays, but that throughout one has the excitement of feeling a part of an event, or series of events. The empha...

  • Tripped up by the whingeing Scots
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    Had this happened during an election campaign, it would have been a turning-point: if Labour hasn't been badly scared by the anti-Scottish Home Rule hysteria of the past week, it should have been. Here is a warning and, if the warning isn't taken ser...

  • If children accuse, can there be justice?
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    The outcome of this case has made January 1995 a historic moment for British children; it has liberated a briefly buried wish in the adult community to accuse the accusers, children. This case began when the children of Victoria Avenue made allegatio...

  • LETTER : Worm's eye view
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    Yours faithfully, DIANE REEDER Fetcham, Surrey 12 January

  • BOOK REVIEW : Angry summer of an unhappy miner
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    He made a hero of Dai, the typical miner with his allegiance to chapel, union and Labour Party, and attacked capitalism for its exploitation of communities such as Rhymney, where he was born in 1905. Among the poet's many fans is Neil Kinnock, who ad...

  • Did this war have to happen? Nik Gowing examines whether the West can help prevent conflicts such as Chechny a
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    The new principle explicitly underpinned the declarations of 52 heads of state and government - including President Yeltsin - at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) summit in Budapest in early December, five days before Ru...

  • When little brother took over
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    They first met in 1983, as Labour's two youngest MPs. Blair initially shared an office with another new MP, the Militant Dave Nellist, and quickly moved into a windowless room with Brown which they shared until Brown was elected to the Shadow Cabinet...

  • Yes, Bruce does give a XXXX for art
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    As a visitor to Australia as regularly as time and money have allowed, I am sorry that Mr Keating thinks Bruce manners need improving. For a start, Mr Keating is Prime Minister of the only country in the world which is generally best known for an ope...

  • LETTER : False memory claims: a dangerous diversion
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    You are over impressed by the pronouncements of the British Psychological Society because, like most critics of psychoanalysis, you are oblivious of developments in psychoanalytic thinking post Freud. Psychoanalytic psychotherapists have long been aw...

  • LETTER : False memory claims: a dangerous diversion
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    what the BMA is to doctors. Surely their comments are to be taken seriously? Is Ms Hunt pessimistic because so much attention is being focused on 550 families (1,000 individuals perhaps) who belong to the British False Memory Society and so little on...

  • LETTER : False memory claims: a dangerous diversion
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    "False memory" can all too easily be used as a get out. We know false allegations occur but they are uncommon. What is not at all uncommon are false denials. So why is there a knee-jerk reaction always to focus on the less frequent of the possibiliti...

  • Robbing the talented to give to the rich
    Monday, 16 January 1995

    Less flamboyantly, the chairman of the Arts Council of England, Lord Gowrie, gave a Radio 3 lecture on the philosophy of public subsidy. Or rather, the lack of one, because he had decided that the English mind is not fond of philosophising. In place ...

  • Let the referendum bandwagon roll
    Monday, 16 January 1995

    No? Good. Your answers leave John Major and Tony Blair without a leg to stand on in the constitutional corner into which they are painting themselves. If people are able and willing, there can be no excuse for denying them the right to decide which c...

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